Podiatrists are health professionals who diagnose and treat medical and surgical problems and injuries of the feet and ankles, such as corns, warts, plantar fasciitis, bunions, or hammer toes. They also perform reconstructive surgery.
Podiatrists provide extended care for people who need it, such as those who have foot problems caused by diabetes.
A podiatrist completes a degree at a college of podiatric medicine after undergraduate university. After receiving his or her podiatry degree, a podiatrist typically spends time in a clinical training program. Certification and licensing requirements for podiatrists vary by province.
Medical Review:William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Gavin W. G. Chalmers, DPM, FACFAS - Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery